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Adobe Captivate

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Captivate is a great tool for creating content from scratch intended for use in responsive design. This is one of my go-to tools when this particular scenario exists. Captivate's responsive design option and the wide range of tools make the application an amazing option for mobile design. Despite having a PowerPoint import and conversion option, Captivate is NOT the tool to use when starting with content created in PowerPoint. Slides are imported as a single image, removing animations and any ability to edit the content.
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HealthStream

HealthStream is a good product overall but doesn't have all the bells and whistles that some other products may have but I am guessing you pay more for those other products.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
8.0
HealthStream
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.2
HealthStream
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
8.1
HealthStream
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
HealthStream
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.5
HealthStream
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
8.1
HealthStream
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
8.3
HealthStream
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
7.4
HealthStream
Compliance management
Adobe Captivate
9.0
HealthStream
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.3
HealthStream
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
7.4
HealthStream
Social learning
Adobe Captivate
8.3
HealthStream

Onboarding

Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.4
New hire portal
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
8.0

Performance and Goals

Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.1
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.3
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Individual goal setting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.3
Performance tracking
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.3

Performance Management

Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.1
Performance plans
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.4
Plan weighting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.3
Review status tracking
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.3
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.0
Review reminders
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.0
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.7

Succession Planning

Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.0
Create succession plans/pools
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Candidate ranking
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate search
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate development
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.5
Job Requisition Management
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.5
Company Website Posting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.5
Publish to Social Media
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Customized Application Form
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.5
Resume Management
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.5
Candidate Search
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.5
Applicant Tracking
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.5
Collaboration
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.0
Email Templates
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
User Permissions
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.5
Notifications and Alerts
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0

Pros

  • Captivate is good for fine tuning multi-modal presentations. I have a course that has undergone a name change. With Captivate I could edit my current presentations without have to re-record the entire lecture.
  • Captivate offers a large amount of transitions and effects. These helps give online lectures a polished look.
  • Captivate exports to a wide range of video qualities and formats, which makes it easy to get finished lectures into our learning management system.
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  • Allows us to upload data that the employees can reference back to as needed
  • Allows us to ensure competency but testing the end users proficiency in the subject
  • Allows us to meet the Joint Commission Requirements
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Cons

  • Although Adobe Captivate is powerful, it is not at all intuitive. Before attending a training on Captivate, we had no idea what we were doing. The learning curve is steep.
  • Captivate's video editing skills could be improved. Other products, such as Camtasia, blow Captivate out of the water in this regard.
  • The audio functionality is odd when integrating with Adobe's Audition program. You can record the tracks in audition and then pull them in or record directly to a slide within Captivate. If you record within Captivate, the audio quality and volume does not match any track brought in from Audition.
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  • Would have liked to have been able to use healthstream for credentialing too, would love to see them add that to their suite of services
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate9.3
Based on 3 answers
There is no doubt in my mind that we will be using Adobe Captivate for years to come. There are so many uses for the software that we are just scratching the surface. The more we use it, the better it gets. This is a great option for anyone looking for an eLearning authoring tool.
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HealthStream7.2
Based on 11 answers
I am no longer at the company in which I used it. We do not have a training budget at my current company, but I have already recommend we we get one and buy Healthstream.
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Usability

Adobe Captivate8.0
Based on 2 answers
Adobe Captivate does take some getting used to. There are features that are much more convoluted than they need to be, but overall it is a great product with a some excellent features. Being in a pretty small market, Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline dominate the space. They are not the same software, but allow for eLearning authoring. Each has their benefit and their downside, but, for me, Adobe Captivate edges out Storyline.
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Support

Adobe Captivate8.3
Based on 2 answers
The support team is good in responding and maintaining communication. Sometimes...well...almost always, you will find yourself having to use a 2nd attempt with more details and easier terminology to get the tech to understand the question or situation. These techs should know English 100% and their product 100% to be on a support team for the USA. I do not get the impression this is true.
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HealthStream9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to get support when needed regarding Healthstream issues
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Alternatives Considered

I prefer Articulate 360 over Adobe Captivate. While Captivate does have more features overall, Articulate 360 is much easier to navigate and nice, clean courses can be created in a fraction of the time.
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Healthstream has been the best I have used.
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Return on Investment

  • The eLearning courses that were created using the tool have helped to increase associate's overall knowledge of our company and business processes.
  • Because the system is more complicated to use and to create courses the way you want them, we were not able to complete and publish as many courses as the business was demanding.
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  • Decreased training costs
  • Increased training compliance, to include HIPAA
  • Performance management improvement with ease of reporting of completion and test scores
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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

HealthStream

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details